The Leward Islands
Caribbean Cruising • Documentary, History, Kids and Family, Short Films, Special Interest, Sports, Travel, G, 01-Jan-1989
Travel back to the late 1980s and Join David and Judy Lloyd, and their two small children on a two week catamaran cruise of the Leeward Islands visiting Antigua, Guadeloupe, Gozier, and Les Saintes. This was the time when catamaran chartering was just starting to grow in appeal. The Lloyds embark on their charter on the British island of Antigua, famous in modern times for Antigua Race Week and in history, as a major British Naval port in the time of Lord Nelson. They board their 39 foot cat at Nelson's Dockyard. Before departing they tour the the historic island. Next, they castoff for the French island of Guadeloupe where they check in at Port Louie. After a night at anchor the Lloyds navigate the Salee river that divides Guadeloupe into two halves. Stopping at Pointe A Pitre, the island's largest city, they find carnival time is underway. The next day they sail the short protected passage to the island of Gozier, a classic Caribbean stop with white sand beaches surrounded by coral reefs. Then they sail to their final destination, the small islands of Les Saintes, part of the Guadalupe provence. These unspoiled islands combine the sophistication of France with warm Caribbean breezes.
From Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine Caribbean Cruising Collection. (D1Z)